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DNVPS Bunker Alerts - Six New Alerts

29 Jul, 2013
Six new DNVPS Bunker Alerts have recently been published and added to the DNVPS Bunker Alerts webpage: High CCAI in Low Sulphur Fuels in Seattle, USA High Potassium Fuels in New Orleans, USA High Sediment...

USA: California Air Resources Board Amendments to the Ocean Going Vessels Fuel Rule

23 Sep, 2011
As Members are aware, the State of California has in force strict regulatory requirements concerning the type and sulphur content of fuel used by vessels within State waters. These are set out in the “Fuel...

USA: California Air Resources Board - Ocean Going Vessels Fuel Rule Sunset Review Process

13 Aug, 2014
On 1 January 2015 a new MARPOL Annex VI requirement will enter into force reducing the maximum sulphur content for fuel oil from 1. 0% to 0. 1% within sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs). In the United...

ISO Review of 2020 Marine Fuels Quality Submitted to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

04 Mar, 2021
In response to the shipping community's concerns about the characteristics of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), an ISO Review of 2020 Marine Fuel Quality in January 2021 will be submitted to the IMO Marine...

West of England Bunker Fuel Quality Advisory Service

14 Dec, 2020
The Quality of bunker fuel is an essential factor which can have a profound impact on the vessel, company operations and may have long-reaching P&I liability consequence. Find out more.

USA - Voluntary Vessel Fuel Oil Sampling Programme

22 Feb, 2016
In order to help assess compliance with MARPOL Annex VI fuel oil sulphur content requirements for vessels operating within the North American and US Caribbean Sea Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs),...

Neptune - Bunker Info tab updates

25 Oct, 2023
Overview of European off-specs. Over the last six months, HFO delivered in European ports frequently deviated from specification on viscosity and density.

USA - California Ocean Going Vessel Fuel Rule - Reminder

29 Jan, 2020
Members trading to the United States are reminded of the particular mandatory fuel oil usage requirements when operating off the Californian coast.

Compliance with IMOs Tier III NOx rules demands thorough planning

22 Apr, 2021
Simon Hodgkinson, Global Head of Loss Prevention discusses planning as the key factor as the shipping industry rises to the challenges presented by new air pollution rules.

MARPOL Annex VI - Update

11 Jun, 2010
Members are reminded that amendments to MARPOL Annex VI for ships operating within a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) are due to enter into force on 1 July 2010. As of that date, vessels operating...